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First Look: FootJoy City Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 28th, 2014
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FootJoy has a new “street” type line of shoes, crossing over between golf and daily use.  The line is called “City,” as they are inspired by current popular and stylish shoe trends.

FootJoy City - Black/Mocha

FootJoy City – Black/Mocha – click for more City images

The City shoe is available in spiked or spikeless.  I’m happy to have a spikeless version, so I can wear them off the golf course.

I’m just in the initial review stages now.  I’ll be posting a full review after I’ve put the City through some rounds on the course, in the office, and on the street.  Until then, check out the HOG FJ City image gallery.


Dunning Golf Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Dunning Golf has quickly become one of my top rated golf apparel makers. Since 2001 New York based Dunning has been making apparel “engineered for athletes, designed for players.” Every Dunning garment I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing has been made from the highest quality fabrics, features classy and timeless design, and performs flawlessly on or off the golf course. Today’s feature, the Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo is no exception.

Fantastic Collar – click to zoom

Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo Overview

The $89 Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo from Dunning Golf is a simple, yet very classy and stylish golf polo. The two-piece button-down collar keeps a fine shape and looks sharp on the course, or even when wearing a sport coat.

The luxurious fabric of this polo feels silky smooth to the touch like the finest cotton or silk, but performs like much more durable fabrics while resisting wrinkles.

The Stretch Jersey is made from 93% technical polyester and 7% spandex. These are fantastic fabrics for performance, breathability, and low maintenance.

Sizes/Colors

A wide variety of sizes is available in the Stretch Jersey: extra small, small, medium, large, extra-large, and double extra-large. I prefer a loose fit so the XL is great for me. Dunning suggests that those who like a cleaner fit simply choose one size smaller.

Three great and simple colors are offered in this polo: black, halo (dark blue), and gray (pictured).

Care

Caring for the polo could not be easier. No dry cleaning. Simply machine wash in cold water with similar colors. No bleach or softeners. Softeners are most definitely not needed. Tumble dry low. If ncecessary, the garment can be ironed on low heat.

Dunning Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo - click to zoom

Dunning Golf Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo – click to zoom

On or Off the Course

I’ve tested the Stretch Jersey Button Down in a very wide variety of conditions, from scorching heat in Arizona to cool temperatures in the northern mountains of Utah. In all conditions the comfort, breathability, and performance are flawless.

During the golf swing the polo performs perfectly, not impeding the swing keeping its form and fit throughout.

This past weekend the polo showed its versatility. It was Easter, and I snuck out for a round of 18 holes before the big family Easter festivities and dinner. I had a 10 minute window between putting out on the 18th hole and arriving nearby at the festivities. I figured the perfect apparel choice was the Stretch Jersey as it was great for golf, and very sharp and classy for a nice family celebration. Perfectly played on my part. I only wish my golf game that day matched my apparel scripting skills.

Conclusion

Five keys to great golf apparel are in order: performance, comfort, style, low maintenance, breathability. In all five of these areas the Dunning Golf Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo is off the charts.

Related Reviews

Dunning Stretch Pique Multi Stripe Polo

Dunning Stretch Thermal 1/4 Zip Pullover

Dunning Base Layer

Dunning Tour Edition Players Sweater


Muze Clothing – Big Hitter, The Lama

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearReviews

Here’s a fun golf apparel gig.  Scottsdale, Arizona based Muze Clothing makes fun hats and shirts for men, women, and even pregnant women.

On the golf end of things, Muze came out with a line of products inspired by golf’s greatest movie ever, Caddyshack.  The logos on the items look very similar to golf brand logos we recognize like Titleist, Cleveland, and Cobra, with enough of a twist that they may not be sued.

Big Hitter, The Lama…

Below is my white hat, which is a fitted hat and quite comfortable.

Cinderella Story…

Models/Styles/Colors

Muze’s hats are available with a few different logos and quotes.  The styles come in regular cap, low profile cap, bucket hat, and visors.  Colors include white, black, gray, red, orange, and blue.

Conclusion

As I mentioned, my hat is very comfy and should prove to be a gamer, especially in summer heat.  The logo is funny.  Regular golf pals don’t notice that it isn’t actually a Cleveland logo until a few holes into the round.

Well played Muze. Well played.


McIlory Steals My Sunday Apparel Script

Written by: Tony Korologos | Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearPro GolfRory McIloryThe Masters

I decided to vary slightly on my Masters apparel script for this week. After three straight days the socks and underwear were getting just about as crusty as the Sunday greens will be at Augusta National Golf Club.

I decided to put a fresh shirt in play today, the new Nike Lightweight Innovation Color Men’s Golf Polo. Today is my first look at it.  The fabric on this polo is amazing. Very soft and silky.  The trim of the shirt and the detail areas are crafted with high precision.

My Sunday Masters apparel script shirt… click to see more

I noticed in early online broadcasts of Sunday’s final round of the 2014 Masters that Rory McIlory is wearing the SAME exact shirt.  Rory obviously reads HOG and was so impressed with the sharp looks of this polo that he decided he’d wear the same one.  Nice play Rory.

Here’s a link to more pictures of this polo and other 2014 Masters apparel from Nike.

From Nike here’s a list of the features and benefits:

BENEFITS
Dri-FIT fabric to wick away sweat and help keep you dry and comfortable
Fold-over collar and button placket for classic polo styling
Contrast sleeves and collar for style
Laser-cut chest pocket for storage and a streamlined look

PRODUCT DETAILS
Fabric: Dri-FIT 100% recycled polyester
Machine wash
Imported

FEATURED DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY
This high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric wicks sweat away from the body and moves it to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-FIT fabric helps you stay dry and comfortable.


In Hand – Nike Golf Apparel Engineered for the Masters

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 7th, 2014
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I poke a lot of fun at golf PR and apparel companies for their “apparel scripts.”  Here’s my 2013 Masters apparel script.   My 2014 Masters apparel script is coming soon.  I’m still finalizing some of the items.  I think Nike Golf got wind of that, and decided to send along some suggestions for my 2014 script.  Their suggestions are based on what some of their athletes will be wearing in the 2014 Masters.  Lets take a look, first at the incredible box the suggestions samples arrived in.

What’s in this beautiful box?

Amazing box…

What’s in this beautiful box?

What’s inside is even better…

What’s in this beautiful box?

Beauty…

What’s in this beautiful box?

There you have it. Looks like I may have my 2014 Masters apparel shoe selection done, and a couple of items for the upper bod as well.

Seriously though, this apparel is amazing. The engineering, design, and style are all fantastic.


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